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Cable Top 25: 'The BCS Championship' Tops Cable Viewership for the Week Ending January 13, 2013

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January 15th, 2013

 

ESPN's coverage of  The BCS Championship topped cable viewership for the week with 26.380 million viewers. Gold Rush was the top non-sports program with 4.869 million viewers.

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 BCS CHAMPIONSHIP  L ESPN Mon 08:25P-11:32P 26380
2 BCS  BOWL STUDIO L ESPN Mon 08:16P-08:25P 18255
3 BCS CHAMPIONSHIP SUST L ESPN Mon 11:32P-11:48P 17110
4 BCS  BOWL STUDIO L ESPN Mon 08:00P-08:16P 13746
5 BCS  BOWL STUDIO L ESPN Mon 11:48P-12:02A 10241
6 Gold Rush DISC Fri 09:00P-10:01P 4898
7 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 10:00P-11:16P 4647
8 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4324
9 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4293
10 TANGLED DSNY Thu 08:00P-09:50P 4246
11 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN Mon 12:02A-01:01A 4147
12 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Tue 09:30P-10:00P 3780
13 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Sun 10:30P-11:00P 3680
14 SpongeBob ATLANTIS PANTIS NICK Sat 10:00A-11:00A 3625
15 FX MOVIE PRIME FX Tue 07:29P-10:00P 3616
16 SpongeBob NICK Wed 05:30P-06:00P 3603
17 Justified FX Tue 10:00P-11:06P 3594
18 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Sun 09:30P-10:00P 3575
19 SpongeBob NICK Thu 05:30P-06:00P 3522
20 AMISH MAFIA DISC Wed 09:00P-10:00P 3518
21 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Sun 10:00P-10:30P 3512
22 SpongeBob NICK Wed 06:30P-07:00P 3507
23 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Sun 09:00P-09:30P 3477
24 NCIS USA Wed 08:00P-09:00P 3458
25 NCIS USA Wed 09:00P-10:00P 3456

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  • NICKLOVES

    no victorious :(

  • I luv nickelodeon

    No victorious again :(
    It was such a good episode!!

  • Joe

    This may be a stupid question, but one I’ve been wondering for awhile. Why are pre-game shows broken up into several different shows? Who makes that determination? Seems silly to me. Games aren’t broken up to “BCS Championship Quarter 1″ and “BCS Championship Quarter 2,” etc. And on the air they do not make any distinction between the shows either. NBC always did this with “Football Night in America” too.

  • Ladica

    No Marvin Marvin lol

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “This may be a stupid question, but one I’ve been wondering for awhile. Why are pre-game shows broken up into several different shows? Who makes that determination? Seems silly to me. Games aren’t broken up to “BCS Championship Quarter 1? and “BCS Championship Quarter 2,” etc. And on the air they do not make any distinction between the shows either. NBC always did this with “Football Night in America” too.”

    Portions are rated separately in order to sell ads at the appropriate rates. The decisions are made by the network.

  • Amy

    Victorious (8:00) – Nickelodeon
    2.690 million viewers, #1; 0.534 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #2

  • Amy

    Marvin Marvin (8:30) – Nickelodeon
    2.106 million viewers, #2; 0.339 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #4

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